School Education in France

  • The organisation of the school system

    These sections include not only the general descriptions of the school system, such as the levels of schooling, information on teachers, and the role of devolved powers; but also current key figures, general principles of the school system and French schooling overseas. The purpose of this page...

  • Teaching programmes and the Common core of knowledge, skills and culture

    This sections describes the Common Core of knowledge, skills and culture that  was developed in order to teach students the necessary skills and values needed to become a successful and active future citizen within French society and the world. It describes as well briefly the three...

  • Current issues

    This section details the current initiatives and programmes of the Ministry of National Education, including citizenship education, the Paris Declaration of 2015, the secularism charter,  the fight against school dropouts, the equal opportunities policy, and modern language learning.

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